By Saturday at 4 p.m. EST, NFL teams had to trim their rosters down to 53 players. This left a lot of depth and bubble guys being released from their teams and entering the waiver wire. The Atlanta had the 16th spot in the waiver wire process, and they put in at least one claim.
The Falcons claimed offensive tackle Timon Parris, who spent 2018-2019 with the Washington Football Team. It’s unclear if Washington intended to re-sign him to their practice squad or not, but it doesn’t matter because the Falcons’ claim was successful. He is now added to the Falcons 53-man roster, becoming the 54th player for the moment.
#Falcons claimed OT Timon Parris. He was most recently with Washington.— Evan Birchfield (@EvanBirchfield) September 6, 2020
Parris, 24, has spent the last two seasons on Washington’s practice squad. He’s only suited up for four games, three of which came in 2019. The Falcons decided to add Parris to their offensive tackle depth, which behind Kaleb McGary and Jake Matthews has Matt Gono and John Wetzel.
Wetzel was released by the Falcons. If he clears waivers, it’s probably fair to expect that 2019’s most cut-and-signed man will be added to the practice squad.
Falcons announce release of John Wetzel.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) September 6, 2020
With players now available to be signed to team’s practice squads, be sure to keep checking our practice squad tracker, which you can view by clicking here.